Book #29861

Breathing Lessons - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Anne Tyler

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
ISBN: 0394572343

Price: $119.00

A lovely first Trade edition/first printing in Fine condition in equally Fine dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Anne Tyler directly on the title page. A signed first edition of this book has been privately published by The Franklin Library.

The tale of an ordinary couple, Maggie and Ira Moran, who have been incompatibly married for 28 years. All the action takes place on one summer day as Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Pennsylvania to a funeral. An accidental detour and a chance encounter help them rediscover the love that binds them together in spite of it all. Basis for the 1994 television movie starring James Garner and Joanne Woodward; [6], [1-3] 4-327 [328] [2] pages.

Author Bio

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) worked as a librarian and bibliographer, before moving to Maryland and becoming a novelist. Breathing Lessons, her eleventh novel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. Her tenth novel, The Accidental Tourist was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986, received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985, and became a 1988 major motion picture, starring Geena Davis and William Hurt. She currently reside in Baltimore, Maryland.

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